How Many Pounds Do You Need to Lose to Drop a Pants Size?

If you take into account the number of pounds that must be lost, dropping one full pants size is not an easy feat. Ten to twenty pounds, depending on height and whether or not a workout plan to tone muscles is also being followed, is required to be lost in order to drop one pants size.

How Many Calories Must Be Burned to Drop a Pants Size?

Because one pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories, a person would need to burn 35,000 to 70,000 calories to be able to drop one pants size. And, these calories would need to be in excess of the amount of calories that are taken in during the day through food and drink. Therefore, if a person wants to drop a pants size in 30 days and consumes a diet of 1,200 calories, an additional 36,000 calories would need to be burned during that month on top of the 35,000 to 70,000 calories noted before.

So, on average, a person would need to burn a total of about 2,950 calories per day for 30 days in order to lose the full pants size. This difficult task becomes more accessible if the goal is to drop the pants size in three to six months, of course. Remember that it is recommended to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week for safe and permanent weight loss. Therefore, it is important to be realistic in your goals to drop a pants size.


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